Transocean Continues Personnel Evacuations in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Gustav
(Click to Enlarge)

As of 7 a.m., August 29, 2008, Transocean over the past few days has evacuated approximately 400 personnel from the company’s 11 offshore drilling rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Transocean at this time has 1,150 personnel still onboard its 11 rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

The company plans to fully evacuate three moored semisubmersible rigs – with two rigs to be fully evacuated today and one rig to be fully evacuated tomorrow.

The company’s eight DP (dynamically positioned = use thrusters) semisubmersibles and drillships are continuing to prepare to move out of the path of the storm, and these rigs are operated and maintained by crews of essential personnel.

Read more on preparations for Gustav in Rigzone's Special Coverage Gearing Up for Gustav.
For More Information on the Offshore Rig Fleet:
RigLogix can provide the information that you need about the offshore rig fleet, whether you need utilization and industry trends or detailed reports on future rig contracts. Subscribing to RigLogix will allow you to access dozens of prebuilt reports and build your own custom reports using hundreds of available data columns. For more information about a RigLogix subscription, visit

Our Privacy Pledge

Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
United States Odessa: Integrated Service Coordinator
Expertise: HSE Manager / Advisor
Location: Odessa, LA
Technical Coordinator
Expertise: Client Representative|Process Management|Technical Writing
Location: Houston, TX
Environmental Analyst III Job
Expertise: Regulatory Compliance
Location: Platteville, CO
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $51.78/BBL 0.77%
Light Crude Oil : $50.85/BBL 0.83%
Natural Gas : $2.99/MMBtu 4.77%
Updated in last 24 hours